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Belgrade Media Report 28 July

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Stefanovic: Grateful for Indonesia’s consistent stand on Kosovo and Metohija (Novosti)
Economic cooperation between Serbia, Azerbaijan to be upgraded to higher level (RTS/Tanjug)
Dacic: Inzko’s decision is aimed against interests of Serb people (TV Pink/Tanjug)
Fabrizi on Serbia’s path to EU: It takes time (RTS/B92)
Lompar: Government has created monstrous concoction of elitism, primitivism; the national facade serves to abandon national interests step by step (Beta)
It takes three for happiness in B&H (Politika)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

B&H Criminal Code amendments published in B&H Official Gazette (Nova BH)
B&H HoR’s session cancelled due to Serb representatives’ boycott of work of state institutions (Nova BH)
OHR comments blockade of B&H institutions (Nova BH)
Komsic: I understand difficult emotions that hit parties from RS because some of their basic ideas are defeated (Hayat)
Dodik will not attend sessions of B&H Presidency (RTRS)
Niksic asks Inzko to suspend salaries for RS representatives who boycott state institutions (Dnevni avaz)
RS parliament set to hold special session (Nova BH/RTRS)
Inzko: RS representatives will start work in B&H institutions soon (AJB)
US Embassy in B&H says US fully supports essential role and mandate of OHR and looks forward to working with new HR Christian Schmidt (FTV)

Plenkovic: Croatia will do everything to help B&H (HRT)
New location announced for Operation Storm celebrations (HRT)
Plenkovic: Not all cabinet members will go to Knin this year (Hina)

DPS and SDP: Two extraordinary own goals (CdM)
SDP and URA silent about the Serbian World in Tivat (Gradski portal)
Meeting of ruling majority unlikely to happen until mid-August (Dan)
Republic of North Macedonia

Rift between VMRO and Levica grows wider (Republika)
Zaev denies claims from Sofia that he is violating the rights of ethnic Bulgarians in Macedonia (Republika)
Government meets to prepare the events marking the Ohrid Framework Treaty (Republika)
Meeting of the three Mini Schengen countries in Skopje (Republika)

Ruci received the Ambassador of Kosovo: Albania is by your side to face today’s and future challenges; the EU is the only destination (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 28, 2021

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Albanian Language Media:

• UNDP poll finds significant increase in people’s satisfaction with Kosovo institutions (media)
• “Kosovo has investment potential but political instability and corruption hinder it” (Klan)
• Kosovo Assembly adopts budget review (media)
• Muja: For the first time in Kosovo, revenues exceed €2 billion (Kallxo)
• Bodies of bus crash victims arrive at Kosovo (media)
• COVID-19: 58 new cases, no deaths (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• OSCE report on assessment of community rights in Kosovo presented (KiM radio, RTV Puls, RTK2, N1)
• Fabrizi expects Serbia’s progress in talks with bloc before end of 2021 (N1)
• Dragica Gasic after robbery at her flat: I am staying in Djakovica (Radio KIM)
• “Absence of reactions and tendentious reporting on incidents constitute their silent approval” (Radio KIM)
• Petkovic to seek additional security for Dragica Gasic (Kosovo Online)
• Cadez: It is important that political leaders realize importance of “mini-Schengen” (Kosovo-online)
• BSN: New weapons strengthen operational capacities of Serbian Army (N1)


• Is the Decani Monastery really endangered? (Kosovo 2.0)


• Balkan trio push ‘mini-Schengen’ as they hit out at EU membership delay (Financial Times)
• ‘Genocide’ Controversy Erupts over WWII Massacres in Montenegro (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 28, 2021

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• Osmani, Kurti and Konjufca meet the survivors of accident in Croatia (media)
• Ministers Vitia and Svecla give update on the bus crash developments (media)
• Kusari-Lila: We expect reviewed budget to be approved (Koha)
• Abdixhiku: LDK’s rightful place is at the top, current government made of interns (G. Express)
• PDK’s Tahiri slams Government for not submitting 100-day report (media)
• Haradinaj: Kurti’s government will not last long (RTV Dukagjini/Telegrafi)
• Spain awaits dialogue’s epilogue to decide on recognition of Kosovo (RTV Dukagjini)
• A bakery opens in the Kosovo Correctional Center in Lipjan (T7)
• Dragica Gasic claims her flat was broken into (RFE)
• OSCE issues report on assessment of community rights (Telegrafi)
• NGOs: Assembly will disable work of organizations and deprive public of right to be informed (media)
• COVID-19: 42 new cases, no deaths (media)

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